Shannon Harris! For the first time in 9 years, a new Miss Universe Barbados was crowned. She competed against 13 other contestants before taking the title.
“I feel like the crown belongs to me – I am very, very happy.” Shannon told NATION Online.
Shannon enjoys reading, learning new makeup techniques, cooking, and discovering new music.
Shannon is very concerned with the lack of drinking water in many parts of the world, especially in areas of Barbados. She is very passionate about the cause and hopes to see a change in the near future.
Shannon will be heading to the 2016 MISS UNIVERSE Competition to represent Barbados for the first time in almost a decade. Does she have a shot at the crown? Let us know what you think using the hashtag #MissUniverse.
Watch Shannon’s crowning moment here!
What were your favorite looks from Pia and Deshauna at NYFW?
NYFW: The Shows September 2016 Collections have officially ended in NYC. We got the scoop from two of Fashion Week’s hottest stars, Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach and Miss USA 2016, Deshauna Barber. Let’s see what they have to say.
What was NYFW like in 3 words or less?
Deshauna: This Is Life.
Pia: Exhilarating, diverse and fun!
About how many shows did you see?
D: It’s been a very busy and fun week! I’ve seen about 15 shows, and have loved every single one of them.
P: Around 15 shows this season. How great is that?
What was your favorite outfit, collection, or trend that you saw on the runway?
P: I love that there are alot of flowy fabrics. It looks amazing when you walk in the outfits. It just moves with you with every step. I also found a lot of inspiration with hairstyles.
D: My favorite collection would have to be Nicole Miller. While watching her show, I noticed that I would wear each outfit off the runway!
Did you meet any celebrities?
D: Yes, some of the celebrities I met included The Black Eyed Peas, Karrueche, Nigel Barker, Jessica Pimentel, and Simone Biles. It was such a pleasure to have met them!
P: Yes I met quite a few and was also able to see some prominent people in the industry that I’ve met or worked before.
What was your favorite part of NYFW?
D: My favorite part was when I walked in the Sherri Hill fashion show. A year ago, I would have never believed that I would be walking down the runway as Miss USA at NYFW.
P: Aside from the shows which is a given, I love the street style. Even before you enter the venue to watch a show there’s already so much to see. Everyone is dressed so well!
Which designer collection would you like to be a runway model in?
P: Nicholas K, Carmen Marc Valvo, Son Jung Wan and Nicole Miller.
D: I would love to walk the runway in a Jeremy Scott fashion show! I love his unique style and designs.
What was your favorite look that you got to wear?
P: I’m really trying to choose a favorite but I loved all of them! I’m lucky enough to be able to choose what to wear based on the choices given to me and so far I’ve felt at my best in all of the looks I did this NYFW.
D: My absolute favorite look was the Nicholas K. cream colored dress. It had a stunning wrap-like sleeve that fell off the shoulder, and the look was finished with a beautiful cream belt.
For the first time in nine years, Barbados will be hosting their very own Miss Universe Barbados competition.
There will be 14 contestants competing for the crown on Saturday, September 15, 2016, but only one lucky woman will be the winner. The winning woman will then begin training for the 2016 MISS UNIVERSE Competition.
National Director, Brian Greene states, “The Miss Universe pageant itself is watched by 1.9 billion people. For an island like Barbados to have a few moments on stage is phenomenal. And this year we are going for gold.”
Another exciting opportunity for the winner of the competition is the opportunity to work with Michael Costello. Costello is a famous designer who has designed for both Beyonce and Rihanna. He will be creating the look for the famed National Costume Contest for Miss Universe Barbados.
Who will take the crown? Stay tuned to find out! Let us know your thoughts by using the hashtag #MissUniverse.
RAPPLER.COM- Former Miss Universe Philippines 2012 Janine Tugonon is making her way as a model in New York, and her latest project is an ad for Victoria’s Secret Pink!
Janine was featured as one of the models in a VS Pink commercial titled “That College Life,” which gave advice to college students.